Visentin with Team Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championships
August 7, 1992 |
Waterdown, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||192 lb (87 kg; 13 st 10 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
Portland Pirates (AHL)
|NHL Draft||27th overall, 2010
Mark Visentin (born August 7, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player currently playing for the Portland Pirates in the AHL. He was selected 27th overall by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, and was the second goaltender taken in the draft. Visentin represented Canada at the 2011 World Junior Championships, starting four games in the tournament, and finishing second, and during the 2012 World Junior Championships, starting Canada's opening game vs. Finland.
Visentin played his minor hockey with the Halton Hurricanes, winning a provincial PeeWee AAA championship in 2002–03. He was selected by the Niagara Ice Dogs in the third round (54th overall) of the 2008 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection.
Visentin made his Ontario Hockey League (OHL) debut for the Niagara Ice Dogs during the 2008–09 season. He played in 23 games, winning five. In the 2009–10 season Visentin saw increased playing time, appearing in 55 games and winning 24. After the season, Visentin was ranked fourth among North American goalies by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau. He was drafted by the Phoenix Coyotes in the first round (27th overall) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
Visentin's first experience with Hockey Canada resulted in a gold medal with Team Ontario at the 2009 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge. During the summer of 2010, Visentin spent time in the summer at Team Canada's summer development camp, as well as Hockey Canada's goaltender camp. After Canada's tryout camp in December, Visentin made Canada's team for the 2011 World Junior Championships. Olivier Roy was Canada's starting goalie for most of the tournament, but Visentin replaced him after a loss to Sweden. Visentin won against Switzerland in the quarterfinals, and the United States in the semi-finals, securing his spot as Canada's number one goalie for the gold medal game against Russia. After the semi-final against the United States, Visentin was named Canada's player of the game. In the final, Russia scored five goals in the third period on Visentin to capture the gold medal, 5-3. After the game, Visentin struggled to explain what had happened, "There's really no words to describe it."
Awards and honours
|OHL First All-Star Team||2010–11|
|OHL Goaltender of the Year||2010–11|
|Dave Pinkney Trophy – OHL Lowest Team Goals Against (shared with Christopher Festarini)||2011–12|||
|2007–08||Halton Hurricanes Min. Midget AAA||OMHA||44||1980||98||3||0||2.22||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Best Players Per Game". International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved 2011-01-05.
- "Late collapse costs Canada gold at World Juniors". Canadian Broadcast Corporation. 2011-01-05. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- OHL Defensive Award Winners
- Mark Visentin's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Mark Visentin's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Niagara IceDogs profile
|Phoenix Coyotes first round draft pick